Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. can the military and fema make a difference? alex perez is in clifton, new jersey. good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. everyone is hoping that shipment will make a big difference almost immediately. this gas station here sold 8,000 gallons into the late hours and won't be expecting another shipment, another delivery, until this afternoon. now, most of the people here are hoping that this fema and military shipment that's headed our way will make a difference in this region very soon. this morning, new york is opening up. and new jersey is cracking down, in an effort to improve the tri-state gas shortage. the new york port has been open for gas tankers for the first time since sandy made landfall. >> we saw a fuel barge coming down the hudson river before. >> reporter: until things return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates ending in an even number, can only purchase gas on even number days. odd numbers on odd
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
are starting to get very, very cranky out there. can this new action taken by fema and the military make a difference? abc's alex perez is in clifton, new jersey. good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. everyone is hoping it will certainly make a difference, almost immediately. the owner at this station sold 8,000 gallons into the late hours. and says he won't be getting a new shipment, more gasoline, until this afternoon. frustration is growing. but it seems relief is within sight. the military and fema, making arrangements so that millions of gallons of gas will make their way to the region very soon. this morning, new york is opening up. and new jersey is cracking down, in an effort to improve the tri-state gas shortage. the new york port has been open for gas tankers for the first time since sandy made landfall. >> we actually saw a fuel barge coming down the hudson river before. >> reporter: until things return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. >> we're on top of the gas situation.
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you see pictures of these huge generators, that are not being used and you know there are so many stories of people in communities without power that could certainly use a generator, you understand why people see these pictures and they just don't feel good about pictures like that. george, back to you in times square.
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another story. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and giving lights and power to the people that need it? >> boy, you're right about that. a lot of people very angry about that decision. >>> we're going to look at the gas lines all across the region right now. one of the r
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
, and fema administrator, craig fugate, have been outstanding with us so far. we have a great partnership with them. and i want to thank the president personally, for his personal attention to this. >> and you're assessing the damage this morning. rescues continue. but this is going to take weeks to clean up. >> there's no question. it will take weeks to clean up. in new jersey, stay home today. and private businesses, unless you have a safe way to get your employees to your place, you should give them the day off. >> hang in there, governor christie. thanks for your time this morning. >> george, thank you very much. >> that's the story from new jersey. >>> let's get more headlines from josh. >> we're getting new information, in fact, on the massive fire that's spread to at least 50 homes in queens, new york. you see it here. heavy winds overnight, making the conditions extra challenging. roughly 200 firefighters and first responders racing to the scene. firefighters say the water was chest-high on the street. they actually had to use a boat to make rescues as they fought the blaze. they
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last year, he suggested he would favor turning over some of fema's responsibilities to the states. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. >> reporter: the romney campaign says he believes fema has a major role to play in hurricane relief. the race looks as tight as ever, but new polls out this morning from "the new york times" and cbs, show that president obama has ever-so-slight leads in the three biggest battleground states of florida, virginia, and ohio. >> jon, thanks very much. >>> back to josh with other top stories. >> we're going to begin with wall street reopening this morning after the first two-day closure caused by weather since the year 1888. many wall street firms face big problems with flooding and power and just with getting their employees to work today. critics say the exchanges are no better prepared for emergencies now than they were before the attacks of 9/11. >>> and some experts now sa